January 16, 2011

Unintentional Climate Policy: Swedish Experiences of Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Economic Growth 1950-2005

by Magnus Lindmark and Lars Fredrik Andersson

- This paper examines the development of carbon dioxide emissions in Sweden, especiallyn with a focus on the absolute reductions during the post-war period, during the 1970s and 1980s. The paper shows that the largest reductions were achieved before the introduction of an active climate policy in 1991. This was in turn the result of significant improvements in energy efficiency and energy conversion, while structural changes were considerably less important.

Lindmark, M. and L. Fredrik Andersson (2010). "Unintentional Climate Policy: Swedish Experiences of Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Economic Growth 1950-2005." CERE Working Papers, CERE - the Center for Environmental and Resource Economics No 2010:14, Dec 2010.